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Top five things to do this weekend in Prague (Mar. 25-26)

West Side Story comes to Prague. Photo: West Side Story, Facebook

Not sure what to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

      1. Ai Weiwei: Law of the Journey

If you haven’t seen it already, legendary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has launched his latest exhibit right here in Prague at the National Museum. A poignant and timely work, Law of the Journey tackles the ongoing refugee crisis and features a massive inflatable lifeboat, a harsh reminder of recent events in Europe. Simply put, you need to see it for yourself.

Open until January
Price: 100 Kč
National Gallery in Prague – Veletržní Palace (Národní galerie v Praze – Veletržní palác)
Dukelských hrdinů 47, Praha 7 – Holešovice, 170 00

      2. West Side Story hits Prague!

The American classic comes to Prague. Enjoy the provocative finger snapping of street gangs, howling police sirens, Puerto Rican girls’ whirling skirts on New York City’s flat roofs, everlasting love and fateful conflict playing out across derelict West Side backyards.

March 24-26 (various times)
Price: 1,400-3,200 Kč
Prague Congress Centre (Kongresové centrum Praha)
5. května 65, Praha 4 – Nusle, 140 21
Tickets: https://www.ticketportal.cz/event.aspx?id=121384

      3. Soup Festival

Look, it’s still pretty cold out, so why not warm up with a ton of different soups at the 4th Annual Soup Fest., with soups all prepared by local restaurateurs. Visitors can try typical Czech soups like potatoe, dill or tripe soup  (bramboračka, kulajda or dršťkovka) but there will be also wide selection of international soups like Russian borsch, Mexican chipotle, Malaysian laksa, French bouillabaisse, Vietnamese pho, Spanish cocido, Moroccan harira or Japanese ramen.  Come on, get your soup on.

March 25 from 10:00 – 19:00
Price: 50 Kč
Náplavka – embankment Hořejší nábřeží
Hořejší nábřeží, Praha 5 – Smíchov, 150 00

      4. The 24th Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest

Founded way back in 1993 by FEBIO, an independent film and TV company, this weekend marks the 24th Prague International Film Festival at Anděl. Starting as an enthusiastically organized, basically no-budget event for a couple of friends and film buffs, FEBIOFEST has grown during the past years into one of the largest film festivals in the country, which nevertheless still maintains its original profile as an audience-friendly festival.

March 23 – 31
CineStar Praha – Anděl
Radlická 3179/1E, Praha 5 – Smíchov, 150 00
More info: www.febiofest.cz/en

      5. Vltava Day – SPRING IS HERE!

Spring has finally arrived, so head outside already and take advantage of the Vltava River Day. Featuring river cruises on old boats, concerts and food, Sunday’s celebration is a great chance to finally get out of the house and stretch those legs. The program is a bit too long to publish here, so head to the website below and see for yourself.

March 26 from 10:00 – 13:30
Price: Depends

Vltava River
Vševltavský spolek

More info: www.vsevltavskyspolek.cz

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